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24th Jun '17 10:37:06 AM nombretomado
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* ''Death Valley'' (a show with the basic premise of [[XMeetsY C.O.P.S dealing with supernatural criminals]]) constantly had zombies and other JumpScare monsters jump the camera from just off-screen, regardless of whether the crew was standing in an empty parking lot, a baseball field or a stretch of highway.

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* ''Death Valley'' (a show with the basic premise of [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY C.O.P.S dealing with supernatural criminals]]) constantly had zombies and other JumpScare monsters jump the camera from just off-screen, regardless of whether the crew was standing in an empty parking lot, a baseball field or a stretch of highway.
20th Jun '17 11:59:06 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' has every single character in the scene [[FailedASpotCheck fail to see]] or hear the truck coming up the street the wrong way. Not even the audience can hear it until it crashes.

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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' ''Film/TheWickerMan2006'' has every single character in the scene [[FailedASpotCheck fail to see]] or hear the truck coming up the street the wrong way. Not even the audience can hear it until it crashes.
15th Jun '17 11:55:39 PM Nulono
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** And now, in "Baby Cakes", Pinkie Pie is looking at the new twins, and phases under the window. In this case, [[LampshadeHanging The other ponies notice it]].

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** And now, in "Baby Cakes", Pinkie Pie is looking at the new twins, and phases under the window. In this case, [[LampshadeHanging The the other ponies notice it]].
30th May '17 8:37:41 PM merotoker
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One of the more common examples of this trope can be found in top-down {{RPG}}s, which feature hidden passages which should be obvious to the characters.

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One of the more common examples of this trope can be found in top-down {{RPG}}s, {{R|olePlayingGame}}PGs, which feature hidden passages which should be obvious to the characters.



* During the first fight between Hei and Wei in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' [[spoiler: Hei puts his own blood on his mask to make Wei think that he was hit, and we then see Hei falling off of the building, with the camera behind him. Hei and Wei were facing each other, though, so Wei should have been able to notice that the blood on Hei's face didn't explode.]]

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* During the first fight between Hei and Wei in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' [[spoiler: Hei puts his own blood on his mask to make Wei think that he was hit, and we then see Hei falling off of the building, with the camera behind him. Hei and Wei were facing each other, though, so Wei should have been able to notice that the blood on Hei's face didn't explode.]]explode]].



* In the [[ValentinesDayEpisode Valentine's Day Chapter]] of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Akane is trying to give Ranma some chocolate [[NotWhatItLooksLike which is a gift to him from a little girl Ranma helped.]] She tries to do it on the roof for the sake of privacy, but after having a short conversation, they notice something: the roof was already ''[[RuleOfFunny completely full]]'' of different couples with a girl giving a guy chocolate, all apparently oblivious to each other.

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* In the [[ValentinesDayEpisode [[ValentinesDayEpisodes Valentine's Day Chapter]] of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Akane is trying to give Ranma some chocolate [[NotWhatItLooksLike which is a gift to him from a little girl Ranma helped.]] She tries to do it on the roof for the sake of privacy, but after having a short conversation, they notice something: the roof was already ''[[RuleOfFunny completely full]]'' of different couples with a girl giving a guy chocolate, all apparently oblivious to each other.



* Parodied with [[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep Teacher]] in ''Eiken'', the Eiken club's chaperone whom Densuke never noticed until 11 chapters in because she's so unnoticable. It's implied she was there the whole time (but she only appeared then because [[{{Retcon}} the author needed someone in the school to keep an eye on them]]).

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* Parodied with [[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep Teacher]] in ''Eiken'', the Eiken club's chaperone whom Densuke never noticed until 11 chapters in because she's so unnoticable.unnoticeable. It's implied she was there the whole time (but she only appeared then because [[{{Retcon}} the author needed someone in the school to keep an eye on them]]).



* In ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'', Robin fears Batman was killed by a bomb; but a moment later Bats pops up from behind a stack of pipes, startling Robin. The problem is that the Boy Wonder-Why-He-Didn't-See-Him is standing ''on the same side of the stack'' as Batman.

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* In ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'', Robin fears Batman was killed by a bomb; but a moment later Bats pops up from behind a stack of pipes, startling Robin. The problem is that the Boy Wonder-Why-He-Didn't-See-Him is standing ''on the same side of the stack'' as Batman.



*** An even more {{egregious}} example occurs with the Spanish ships; nobody on Barbossa's ship notices them until Gibbs points them out, even though they're practically bearing down on top of them.

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*** An even more {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example occurs with the Spanish ships; nobody on Barbossa's ship notices them until Gibbs points them out, even though they're practically bearing down on top of them.



* At the end of ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'', Tristan (Brad Pitt) is in the woods looking at a dead animal. He's somehow able to completely over-look a full-grown bear that's only a few feet from him. He only notices the bear when the camera is turned on him.

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* At the end of ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'', Tristan (Brad Pitt) (Creator/BradPitt) is in the woods looking at a dead animal. He's somehow able to completely over-look a full-grown bear that's only a few feet from him. He only notices the bear when the camera is turned on him.



** In the first film, J and K don't seem to notice the woman giving birth in Reggie's back seat until Reggie mentions her.

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** In [[Film/MenInBlack the first film, film]], J and K don't seem to notice the woman giving birth in Reggie's back seat until Reggie mentions her.



** In [[Film/JurassicPark first movie]], the T-Rex miraculously manages to come inside the Jurassic Park center, even though earlier T-Rex caused BadVibrations in glass of water. Admittedly, they were a bit distracted by the Velociraptors that were trying to kill them.

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** In [[Film/JurassicPark the first movie]], the T-Rex miraculously manages to come inside the Jurassic Park center, even though earlier T-Rex caused BadVibrations in glass of water. Admittedly, they were a bit distracted by the Velociraptors that were trying to kill them.



* Blatant example in ''Film/{{Unknown 2006}}''. When two of the characters are having a conversation in the bathroom, a third one attacks them from behind the black The men should have noticed the guy approach.

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* Blatant example in ''Film/{{Unknown 2006}}''. When two of the characters are having a conversation in the bathroom, a third one attacks them from behind the black black. The men should have noticed the guy approach.



* In the Barney movie, one character is reminded to look both ways before crossing the street. He looks left, sees nothing, then looks right, sees nothing, then looks left again, and sees an entire parade with a marching band and jugglers. Where was the parade the first time he looked left, and how did it arrive so quickly?

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* In the Barney ''Series/{{Barney|AndFriends}}'' movie, one character is reminded to look both ways before crossing the street. He looks left, sees nothing, then looks right, sees nothing, then looks left again, and sees an entire parade with a marching band and jugglers. Where was the parade the first time he looked left, and how did it arrive so quickly?



* In the ending minutes of ''Film/TheWarriors'', [[spoiler:neither the Warriors, nor the Rogues give any indication of ever noticing what seems to be the entire Gramercy Riffs gang - some 100 armed black guys, clad in black karate outfits - approach them across an open beach on a sunny day, until the footage suddenly cuts to the Riffs, revealing them to be standing about ten steps away.]]

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* In the ending minutes of ''Film/TheWarriors'', [[spoiler:neither the Warriors, nor the Rogues give any indication of ever noticing what seems to be the entire Gramercy Riffs gang - some 100 armed black guys, clad in black karate outfits - approach them across an open beach on a sunny day, until the footage suddenly cuts to the Riffs, revealing them to be standing about ten steps away.]]away]].



* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' episode 2-14, "Chuck Versus the Best Friend", climaxes with [[spoiler:Chuck taking a bomb and driving a car off. The car blows up, and Sarah, naturally, weeps, whereupon Chuck pops up about two feet behind her commenting on how sweet that was. They don't even bother to confirm that he was driving the car via the remote control ChekhovsGun introduced less than ten minutes earlier.]]

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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' episode 2-14, "Chuck Versus the Best Friend", climaxes with [[spoiler:Chuck taking a bomb and driving a car off. The car blows up, and Sarah, naturally, weeps, whereupon Chuck pops up about two feet behind her commenting on how sweet that was. They don't even bother to confirm that he was driving the car via the remote control ChekhovsGun introduced less than ten minutes earlier.]]earlier]].



** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]], as Cybermen - whose every step is accompanied by [[StompyMooks loud metallic "thunks"]] - somehow manage to sneak up on the Doctor. He doesn't notice them until they are in view of the camera. He then accuses them:

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]], as Cybermen - whose every step is accompanied by [[StompyMooks loud metallic "thunks"]] - somehow manage to sneak up on the Doctor. He doesn't notice them until they are in view of the camera. He then accuses them:



* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' featured an [[CrowningMomentOfFunny absolutely hilarious]] example in "Objects in Space" where [[spoiler: [[BountyHunter Jubal Early]] steps out into an empty hallway and looks one direction; he then turns to look the other way as the camera pans to show a very confuddled Mal staring blankly at the intruder.]]

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' featured an [[CrowningMomentOfFunny absolutely hilarious]] example in "Objects in Space" where [[spoiler: [[BountyHunter Jubal Early]] steps out into an empty hallway and looks one direction; he then turns to look the other way as the camera pans to show a very confuddled Mal staring blankly at the intruder.]]intruder]].



* In one episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'', Charles walks past some trash cans when Colonel Flagg whispers his name. He looks around, but doesn't see Flagg until he stands up. The trash cans were between Flagg and the camera but not Flagg and Charles.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'', Charles walks past some trash cans trashcans when Colonel Flagg whispers his name. He looks around, but doesn't see Flagg until he stands up. The trash cans trashcans were between Flagg and the camera but not Flagg and Charles.



* In the music video for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQhuoY5h2kE Don't let the bells end]]'' by ''Music/TheDarkness'', Justin gets into a car during a snowstorm... and doesn't realise his sweetheart is sat in the passenger seat until after the wipers clear the snow off the windscreen.

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* In the music video for ''[[http://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQhuoY5h2kE com/watch?v=J5dVCPH8f5Q Don't let the bells end]]'' by ''Music/TheDarkness'', Justin gets into a car during a snowstorm... and doesn't realise his sweetheart is sat in the passenger seat until after the wipers clear the snow off the windscreen.



* Occurs quite often in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''. Due to processing limitations, if you can't see an object, it pretty much doesn't spawn or move. You can use this to your advantage if you jump on a Koopa and make its shell move around by moving so far the shell leaves your view, then going back - the shell will be gone.

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* Occurs quite often in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''. ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' Due to processing limitations, if you can't see an object, it pretty much doesn't spawn or move. You can use this to your advantage if you jump on a Koopa and make its shell move around by moving so far the shell leaves your view, then going back - the shell will be gone.



** The latest ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter'' installments take this to the logical next step. Aside from knowing what's around the corner without actually exposing Logan, you can now ''pre-aim'' shots from behind cover! This results in "peek-a-boo" headshots, where the agent will come out of cover, shoot the {{mook}} in the head, and duck behind cover in just half a second. Granted, this "pre-aiming" is only effective at close range and in a rather narrow angle of coverage - many situations need the manual aim which requires the player to come out of cover. Still, ''Dark Mirror'' and ''Logan's Shadow'' takes the omniscience of the third person camera to a whole new level. Also present in ''VideoGame/WinBack'', which - when you sidle up to a corner - allows you to queue up multiple headshots for button-press execution.

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** The latest ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter'' installments take this to the logical next step. Aside from knowing what's around the corner without actually exposing Logan, you can now ''pre-aim'' shots from behind cover! This results in "peek-a-boo" headshots, where the agent will come out of cover, shoot the {{mook}} {{mook|s}} in the head, and duck behind cover in just half a second. Granted, this "pre-aiming" is only effective at close range and in a rather narrow angle of coverage - many situations need the manual aim which requires the player to come out of cover. Still, ''Dark Mirror'' and ''Logan's Shadow'' takes the omniscience of the third person camera to a whole new level. Also present in ''VideoGame/WinBack'', which - when you sidle up to a corner - allows you to queue up multiple headshots for button-press execution.



** Since X can cling to walls, his games do this on the vertical plane as well. What may look like a BottomlessPit for the player may actually lead to a secret chamber below, hidden only by the screen's limits (but which should be obvious from X's point of view.) Particularly notable in ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX2 X2]]'', where X needs a helmet upgrade to point out a "secret path" down a pit that he should clearly see into.

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** Since X can cling to walls, his games do this on the vertical plane as well. What may look like a BottomlessPit {{Bottomless Pit|s}} for the player may actually lead to a secret chamber below, hidden only by the screen's limits (but which should be obvious from X's point of view.) Particularly notable in ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX2 X2]]'', where X needs a helmet upgrade to point out a "secret path" down a pit that he should clearly see into.



* In ''IllusionOfGaia'', Will climbs a set of stairs and walks towards the camera, past a pillar. But wait! On the side of the pillar facing the stairs is a man carrying a PlotCoupon for the BonusDungeon! And you can't come back here later in the game to get it... If you're paying attention, though, you can see this guy scurry behind the pillar as the camera scrolls up to the new room.

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* In ''IllusionOfGaia'', ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'', Will climbs a set of stairs and walks towards the camera, past a pillar. But wait! On the side of the pillar facing the stairs is a man carrying a PlotCoupon for the BonusDungeon! And you can't come back here later in the game to get it... If you're paying attention, though, you can see this guy scurry behind the pillar as the camera scrolls up to the new room.



* Very few of the things that are "hidden" in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' would be hidden to Kratos. They're just hidden from the player by the camera angles. A particularly ridiculous example is in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar III'', where Kratos somehow didn't notice Kronos until he picked him up, despite the titan being several hundred feet tall, shaking the ground with each step, being neither camouflaged nor concealed behind anything and generally being completely impossible to miss if Kratos had simply looked to his left.

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* Very few of the things that are "hidden" in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}'' would be hidden to Kratos. They're just hidden from the player by the camera angles. A particularly ridiculous example is in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar III'', ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII'', where Kratos somehow didn't notice Kronos until he picked him up, despite the titan being several hundred feet tall, shaking the ground with each step, being neither camouflaged nor concealed behind anything and generally being completely impossible to miss if Kratos had simply looked to his left.



* Used well in Franchise/AssassinsCreed: [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]] and [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]] with the assassin recruits. When they are signalled, they will often appear from just off screen as if they have been hiding out of sight the entire time. In awkward locations or when the camera's moving too much it is possible to see them appear out of thin air, though.

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* Used well in Franchise/AssassinsCreed: [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]] ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'': ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]]'' and [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]] ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]]'' with the assassin recruits. When they are signalled, they will often appear from just off screen as if they have been hiding out of sight the entire time. In awkward locations or when the camera's moving too much it is possible to see them appear out of thin air, though.



* The webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}!'' [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0402.html makes fun of]] [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020926.html the video game version of this trope]].

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* The webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}!'' [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0402.html makes fun of]] [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020926.html the video game version of this trope]].



** [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2477 Faye comments]] that she hasn't seen Penelope and Cossette for a while (ie, they haven't appeared in the strip lately) only for them to point out they've been just to her left all day, out of frame.

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** [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2477 Faye comments]] that she hasn't seen Penelope and Cossette for a while (ie, (i.e., they haven't appeared in the strip lately) only for them to point out they've been just to her left all day, out of frame.



* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[PlayedWith plays with]] this trope [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?db=comics&id=1342#comic here]].

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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[PlayedWith [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] this trope [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?db=comics&id=1342#comic here]].



* Parodied on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' in the 100th Strong Bad e-mail, "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemailahundred.html flashback]]": when Strong Bad turns the view "widescreen" (by literally pushing the edges away), he's shocked to find Homestar behind one edge, giving the page quote (and TropeNamer).

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* Parodied on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' in the 100th Strong Bad e-mail, "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemailahundred.html flashback]]": when Strong Bad turns the view "widescreen" (by literally pushing the edges away), he's shocked to find Homestar behind one edge, giving the page quote (and TropeNamer).{{Trope Namer|s}}).



* When Donnie Dupre of ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' hunts down RobPaulsen to get him to sing [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko's World]], Donnie starts backing up down a hallway with the camera facing him, he declares that he will find Rob Paulsen. Then the camera swivels around, and Rob is right in front of him.

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* When Donnie Dupre of ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' hunts down RobPaulsen Creator/RobPaulsen to get him to sing [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko's World]], Donnie starts backing up down a hallway with the camera facing him, he declares that he will find Rob Paulsen. Then the camera swivels around, and Rob is right in front of him.



* MagicTheGathering tournament judges always do this in the ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' ''Friday Nights'' videos. Whenever a character calls out for a judge the camera pulls back to show one right next to them. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIjRV6Rpfq4 This]] short is a good example.

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* MagicTheGathering ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' tournament judges always do this in the ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' ''Friday Nights'' videos. Whenever a character calls out for a judge the camera pulls back to show one right next to them. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIjRV6Rpfq4 This]] short is a good example.



* In the episode ''Two Bad Neighbours'' of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer is surprised to find a house on his home street that he's never seen before. Bart promptly points out it's directly across the street from their own house. To be fair, this is [[TooDumbToLive Homer]] we're talking about.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
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In the episode ''Two "Two Bad Neighbours'' of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Neighbors", Homer is surprised to find a house on his home street that he's never seen before. Bart promptly points out it's directly across the street from their own house. To be fair, this is [[TooDumbToLive [[TheDitz Homer]] we're talking about.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''



** In another episode, Spongebob suspects someone is following him (a jellyfish is, and two guys who want to sell stuff to him), and keeps turning around quickly to catch a glimpse of his pursuer. Each time he does, the jellyfish ducks behind a rock or other piece of scenery. The problem lies in that the camera perspective during this scene is always either behind Spongebob or off to the side of him, and the jellyfish ducks out of the camera's view, which should leave it clearly visible from Spongebob's angle.
** In "Bossy Boots", Spongebob walks into the kitchen after having to take apart Krabby Patties to create salads (just a slice of tomato and lettuce). It takes him a minute to notice the grill is gone, even though he's been staring right at it.

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** In another episode, Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] suspects someone is following him (a jellyfish is, and two guys who want to sell stuff to him), and keeps turning around quickly to catch a glimpse of his pursuer. Each time he does, the jellyfish ducks behind a rock or other piece of scenery. The problem lies in that the camera perspective during this scene is always either behind Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] or off to the side of him, and the jellyfish ducks out of the camera's view, which should leave it clearly visible from Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s angle.
** In "Bossy Boots", Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] walks into the kitchen after having to take apart Krabby Patties to create salads (just a slice of tomato and lettuce). It takes him a minute to notice the grill is gone, even though he's been staring right at it.
28th May '17 5:26:55 PM Amahn
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** The idea behind the trope, that nothing happens if it's off screen, is lampshaded in one episode. When Homer leaves Moe's, Moe comments to the rest of the barflies that "Alright, Homer is gone, let's all go back to being perfectly still until he's back".
20th Apr '17 7:18:39 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Death Valley'' (a show with the basic premise of [[XMeetsY C.O.P.S dealing with supernatural criminals]] )constantly had zombies and other jump scare monsters jump the camera from just off-screen, regardless of whether the crew was standing in an empty parking lot, a baseball field or a stretch of highway.

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* ''Death Valley'' (a show with the basic premise of [[XMeetsY C.O.P.S dealing with supernatural criminals]] )constantly criminals]]) constantly had zombies and other jump scare JumpScare monsters jump the camera from just off-screen, regardless of whether the crew was standing in an empty parking lot, a baseball field or a stretch of highway.
20th Apr '17 7:17:49 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode 7: "Weighty Problem" plays with this a bit. Jon wants to jog west, while Garfield wants, though only "wants" in the loosest sense of the word, to jog east. Jon assumes it's because it's shorter, and jogs off... promptly discovering the ''real'' reason when he falls down an open manhole.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' once featured Chowder and Panini hiding behind the same dumpster, alternating which side they were on, and [[RuleOfFunny not noticing each other until the camera shift behind the dumpster]].
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' revealed that the opposite side of his father's study (the one the 'camera' would be in) contains a vast, obvious hallway covered in weaponry. Orel says he never noticed it before, and is given the response "It sort of blends into the woodwork"
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
** Plankton [[ImpossibleTheft steals a Krabby Patty by replacing it with a cutout even though it was on-screen the entire time]], and Krabs fails to notice that it's a cutout until it falls over, even though the facade was only on the opposite side as him.
** In another episode, Spongebob suspects someone is following him (a jellyfish is, and two guys who want to sell stuff to him), and keeps turning around quickly to catch a glimpse of his pursuer. Each time he does, the jellyfish ducks behind a rock or other piece of scenery. The problem lies in that the camera perspective during this scene is always either behind Spongebob or off to the side of him, and the jellyfish ducks out of the camera's view, which should leave it clearly visible from Spongebob's angle.
** In "Bossy Boots", Spongebob walks into the kitchen after having to take apart Krabby Patties to create salads (just a slice of tomato and lettuce). It takes him a minute to notice the grill is gone, even though he's been staring right at it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' Humorously used in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode 7: "Weighty Problem" plays with this a bit. Jon wants to jog west, while Garfield wants, though only "wants" "The Third": Darwin is looking at his reflection in the loosest sense of the word, to jog east. Jon assumes it's because it's shorter, a window, sees what he thinks is Gumball's reflection, turns around, and jogs off... promptly discovering the ''real'' reason when he falls down an open manhole.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' once featured Chowder and Panini hiding behind the same dumpster, alternating which side they were on, and [[RuleOfFunny not noticing each other
stares offscreen for several seconds until the camera shift behind the dumpster]].
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' revealed
Gumball points out that he's ''not there'' but rather outside, on the opposite side of his father's study (the one the 'camera' would be in) contains a vast, obvious hallway covered in weaponry. Orel says he never noticed it before, and is given window.
** Whether
the response "It sort of blends into the woodwork"
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
** Plankton [[ImpossibleTheft steals
characters see [[PaperPeople Teri]] in full or as a Krabby Patty by replacing it with a cutout even though it was on-screen the entire time]], and Krabs fails to notice that it's a cutout until it falls over, even though the facade was only nearly invisible line is based on the opposite side as him.
** In another episode, Spongebob suspects someone is following him (a jellyfish is, and two guys who want to sell stuff to him), and keeps turning around quickly to catch a glimpse of his pursuer. Each time he does, the jellyfish ducks behind a rock or other piece of scenery. The problem lies in that the camera perspective during this scene is always either behind Spongebob or off
her visibility to the side audience, even when the character's position should give them a line of him, sight perpendicular to the audience's.
** Played with in "The Recipe", when Gumball
and Darwin hide the jellyfish ducks clone they made of Anton from the real deal. After he leaves they say how lucky they were that Anton didn't notice, only for Anton to reveal that just because he was out of the camera's view, which should leave it clearly visible from Spongebob's angle.
** In "Bossy Boots", Spongebob walks into the kitchen after having to take apart Krabby Patties to create salads (just a slice
sight, doesn't mean he was out of tomato and lettuce). It takes him a minute to notice the grill is gone, even though he's been staring right at it. earshot.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has an interesting example. In "Betrayal" Terra sees Slade's reflection on a mirror, but when she turns around she can't see any sign of him. We're probably meant to believe that Slade simply left the room during the time it took Terra to turn her head, except that there is a ''very'' clear shot of Terra looking behind her while the mirror in front of her still shows Slade's motionless reflection.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', Coop, Kiva, and Jamie go to the Speedimart, during which time Megas is towed away for being in a no-parking zone. Nobody notices the 80-foot tall robot is gone until they get to the sidewalk and Jamie points it out.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', humans are always shown with their faces offscreen. In one episode this allowed a '''tiger''' to stand on its hind legs in front of a crowd pretending to be the Mayor. Nobody noticed, until its painted-on 'suit' was washed away and it dropped back onto all fours.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has an interesting example. In "Betrayal" Terra sees Slade's reflection on a mirror, but when she turns around she can't see any sign of him. We're probably meant to believe that Slade simply left the room during the time it took Terra to turn her head, except that there is a ''very'' clear shot of Terra looking behind her while the mirror in front of her still shows Slade's motionless reflection.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', Coop, Kiva, and Jamie go to the Speedimart, during which time Megas is towed away for being in a no-parking zone. Nobody notices the 80-foot tall robot is gone until they get to the sidewalk and Jamie points it out.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', humans are always shown with their faces offscreen.
In one episode this allowed a '''tiger''' to stand on its hind legs in front of a crowd pretending to be the Mayor. Nobody noticed, ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', D.W. is looking directly at her friend Emily, but somehow doesn't notice that [[spoiler:her ears have turned green]] until its painted-on 'suit' the camera pulls back.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' once featured Chowder and Panini hiding behind the same dumpster, alternating which side they were on, and [[RuleOfFunny not noticing each other until the camera shifted behind the dumpster]].
* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' revealed on few occasions that Mom and Dad [[EldritchAbomination have no upper parts]], but for most time the camera only showed them from waist down, or the rest
was washed away obscured by something in the foreground. However, they must have clearly been exposed to everyone else in the show, and it dropped back onto all fours.somehow nobody had any problem with two pairs of legs walking around.



* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode 7: "Weighty Problem" plays with this a bit. Jon wants to jog west, while Garfield wants, though only "wants" in the loosest sense of the word, to jog east. Jon assumes it's because it's shorter, and jogs off... promptly discovering the ''real'' reason when he falls down an open manhole.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The ''Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained'' short "Lefty" is about a person who has only ever been seen from the left by anyone. This means that his left side was always facing the camera, even though other people in the scene should have been able to see him from the right.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has a scene but decides to subvert it to the surprise of the viewer. When Heloise is on a date with Peep in the movie theatre and Jimmy is sitting behind them and seething, Peep ducks under the chairs to raid them off gum. Heloise quickly pulls out a cardboard cutout of him and places him in the chair and pretends she's laughing at a joke he just told. Cue Jimmy's comment:
--> '''Jimmy:''' "Aw, even his cardboard cutout is funnier than me!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Rabbit Fire", after WesternAnimation/{{Bugs|Bunny}} and WesternAnimation/{{Daffy|Duck}} duck into a rabbit hole to avoid Elmer, Bugs pops up and says that using an [[{{BFG}} Elephant Gun]] to shoot at rabbits is unfair, and Elmer should go shoot at elephants. The camera pulls out to show an angry-looking elephant, who apparently came out of nowhere, is suddenly standing behind Elmer, warning him in no uncertain terms not to even ''think'' about it.
** This is generally just something Bugs can do. His antagonist will, thinking they got the better of him, turn their back on Bugs, only for Bugs to now be in front of him, ready for more, yet they never react until Bugs is on-screen, and often mutter to themselves for a moment or two before he appears.
* Lucy from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' often spooks her siblings in this manner.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', Coop, Kiva, and Jamie go to the Speedimart, during which time Megas is towed away for being in a no-parking zone. Nobody notices the 80-foot tall robot is gone until they get to the sidewalk and Jamie points it out.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' revealed that the opposite side of his father's study (the one the 'camera' would be in) contains a vast, obvious hallway covered in weaponry. Orel says he never noticed it before, and is given the response "It sort of blends into the woodwork."



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'' episode "Nullzilla", Bob and his friends fail to notice the giant Null monster until Mike pointed it out.
* In the episode ''Two Bad Neighbours'' of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer is surprised to find a house on his home street that he's never seen before. Bart promptly points out it's directly across the street from their own house. To be fair, this is [[TooDumbToLive Homer]] we're talking about.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Rabbit Fire", after WesternAnimation/{{Bugs|Bunny}} and WesternAnimation/{{Daffy|Duck}} duck into a rabbit hole to avoid Elmer, Bugs pops up and says that using an [[{{BFG}} Elephant Gun]] to shoot at rabbits is unfair, and Elmer should go shoot at elephants. The camera pulls out to show an angry-looking elephant, who apparently came out of nowhere, is suddenly standing behind Elmer, warning him in no uncertain terms not to even ''think'' about it.
** This is generally just something Bugs can do. His antagonist will, thinking they got the better of him, turn their back on Bugs, only for Bugs to now be in front of him, ready for more, yet they never react until Bugs is on-screen, and often mutter to themselves for a moment or two before he appears.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', D.W. is looking directly at her friend Emily, but somehow doesn't notice that [[spoiler:her ears have turned green]] until the camera pulls back.
* Humorously used in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Third": Darwin is looking at his reflection in a window, sees what he thinks is Gumball's reflection, turns around, and stares offscreen for several seconds until Gumball points out that he's ''not there'' but rather outside, on the opposite side of the window.
** Whether the characters see [[PaperPeople Teri]] in full or as a nearly invisible line is based on her visibility to the audience, even when the character's position should give them a line of sight perpendicular to the audience's.
** Played with in The Recipe, when Gumball and Darwin hide the clone they made of Anton from the real deal. After he leaves they say how lucky they were that Anton didn't notice, only for Anton to reveal that just because he was out of sight, doesn't mean he was out of earshot.
* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' revealed on few occasions that Mom and Dad [[EldritchAbomination have no upper parts]], but for most time the camera only showed them from waist down, or the rest was obscured by something in the foreground. However, they must have clearly been exposed to everyone else in the show, and somehow nobody had any problem with two pairs of legs walking around.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has a scene but decides to subvert it to the surprise of the viewer. When Heloise is on a date with Peep in the movie theater and Jimmy is sitting behind them and seething, Peep ducks under the chairs to raid them off gum. Heloise quickly pulls out a card-board cut out of him and places him in the chair and pretends she's laughing at a joke he just told. Cue Jimmy's comment:
--> '''Jimmy:''' "Aw, even his card-board cut out is funnier than me!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'' episode "Nullzilla", Bob and his friends fail to notice the giant Null monster until Mike pointed it out.
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained]]'' short "Lefty" is about a person who has only ever been seen from the left by anyone. This means that his left side was always facing the camera, even though other people in the scene should have been able to see him from the right.
* Lucy from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' often spooks her siblings in this manner.
* In the episode ''Two Bad Neighbours'' of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer is surprised to find a house on his home street that he's never seen before. Bart promptly points out it's directly across the street from their own house. To be fair, this is [[TooDumbToLive Homer]] we're talking about.
* WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels has a justified example in the season 3 premier, as [[spoiler:Kanan]] is now blind and doesn't know about the giant spider they're walking towards until they touch it, then the camera pans over.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Rabbit Fire", after WesternAnimation/{{Bugs|Bunny}} and WesternAnimation/{{Daffy|Duck}} duck into ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
** Plankton [[ImpossibleTheft steals
a rabbit hole to avoid Elmer, Bugs pops up and says that using an [[{{BFG}} Elephant Gun]] to shoot at rabbits is unfair, and Elmer should go shoot at elephants. The camera pulls out to show an angry-looking elephant, who apparently came out of nowhere, is suddenly standing behind Elmer, warning him in no uncertain terms not to Krabby Patty by replacing it with a cutout even ''think'' about it.
** This is generally just something Bugs can do. His antagonist will, thinking they got
though it was on-screen the better of him, turn their back on Bugs, only for Bugs to now be in front of him, ready for more, yet they never react until Bugs is on-screen, entire time]], and often mutter Krabs fails to themselves for a moment or two before he appears.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', D.W. is looking directly at her friend Emily, but somehow doesn't
notice that [[spoiler:her ears have turned green]] it's a cutout until it falls over, even though the camera pulls back.
* Humorously used in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Third": Darwin is looking at his reflection in a window, sees what he thinks is Gumball's reflection, turns around, and stares offscreen for several seconds until Gumball points out that he's ''not there'' but rather outside,
facade was only on the opposite side as him.
** In another episode, Spongebob suspects someone is following him (a jellyfish is, and two guys who want to sell stuff to him), and keeps turning around quickly to catch a glimpse
of his pursuer. Each time he does, the window.
** Whether the characters see [[PaperPeople Teri]] in full
jellyfish ducks behind a rock or as a nearly invisible line is based on her visibility to the audience, even when the character's position should give them a line other piece of sight perpendicular to the audience's.
** Played with in
scenery. The Recipe, when Gumball and Darwin hide the clone they made of Anton from the real deal. After he leaves they say how lucky they were problem lies in that Anton didn't notice, only for Anton to reveal that just because he was out of sight, doesn't mean he was out of earshot.
* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' revealed on few occasions that Mom and Dad [[EldritchAbomination have no upper parts]], but for most time
the camera only showed them from waist down, perspective during this scene is always either behind Spongebob or off to the rest was obscured by something in side of him, and the foreground. However, they must have jellyfish ducks out of the camera's view, which should leave it clearly been exposed to everyone else in visible from Spongebob's angle.
** In "Bossy Boots", Spongebob walks into
the show, kitchen after having to take apart Krabby Patties to create salads (just a slice of tomato and somehow nobody had any problem with two pairs of legs walking around.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has a scene but decides to subvert it to the surprise of the viewer. When Heloise is on a date with Peep in the movie theater and Jimmy is sitting behind them and seething, Peep ducks under the chairs to raid them off gum. Heloise quickly pulls out a card-board cut out of
lettuce). It takes him and places him in the chair and pretends she's laughing at a joke he just told. Cue Jimmy's comment:
--> '''Jimmy:''' "Aw, even his card-board cut out is funnier than me!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'' episode "Nullzilla", Bob and his friends fail
minute to notice the giant Null monster until Mike pointed it out.
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained]]'' short "Lefty"
grill is about a person who has only ever been seen from the left by anyone. This means that his left side was always facing the camera, gone, even though other people in the scene should have been able to see him from the right.
* Lucy from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' often spooks her siblings in this manner.
* In the episode ''Two Bad Neighbours'' of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer is surprised to find a house on his home street that
he's never seen before. Bart promptly points out it's directly across the street from their own house. To be fair, this is [[TooDumbToLive Homer]] we're talking about.been staring right at it.
* WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsStepsIntoShadow "Steps Into Shadow"]] has a justified example in the season 3 premier, as {{justified|Trope}} example: [[spoiler:Kanan]] is now blind blind, and doesn't know about thus is unaware of the giant spider they're GiantSpider he's walking towards until they touch it, then he touches it.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has an interesting example. In "Betrayal" Terra sees Slade's reflection on a mirror, but when she turns around she can't see any sign of him. We're probably meant to believe that Slade simply left
the camera pans over. room during the time it took Terra to turn her head, except that there is a ''very'' clear shot of Terra looking behind her while the mirror in front of her still shows Slade's motionless reflection.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', humans are always shown with their faces offscreen. In one episode this allowed a '''tiger''' to stand on its hind legs in front of a crowd pretending to be the Mayor. Nobody noticed, until its painted-on 'suit' was washed away and it dropped back onto all fours.
11th Apr '17 11:12:58 AM Viira
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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 9, Sarge reveals the equipment that the Red team are going to use to save the planet from self-destructive earthquakes [[InsaneTrollLogic by drilling into the planet and setting off a bomb in the centre]]:
-->'''Sarge:''' ''And there's the drilling machine!''

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
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In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season season 9, Sarge reveals the equipment that the Red team are going to use to save the planet from self-destructive earthquakes [[InsaneTrollLogic by drilling into the planet and setting off a bomb in the centre]]:
-->'''Sarge:''' ''And And there's the drilling machine!''machine!



-->'''Donut:''' ''Wow!''
-->'''Simmons:''' ''Amazing! You built this all by yourself?''
-->'''Grif:''' ''[[DeadpanSnarker I think what's more amazing is the fact that]] [[LampshadeHanging none of us saw this thing until he pointed it out.]]''

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-->'''Donut:''' ''Wow!''
Wow!
-->'''Simmons:''' ''Amazing! Amazing! You built this all by yourself?''
yourself?
-->'''Grif:''' ''[[DeadpanSnarker [[DeadpanSnarker I think what's more amazing is the fact that]] [[LampshadeHanging none of us saw this thing until he pointed it out.]]'']]
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** Again in the Sinnoh games, the caves at the centre of the region's lakes are considered to be myths, even though the characters can look across the lake and see if it's real or not.
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* The villainess of the erotic thriller "Mind Twister" sneaks up on a cop - inside an elevator. An elevator which the cop looked into before entering. The camera angle is from outside the elevator, and there's just a small corner of it that the camera cannot observe - apparently that is more than enough.
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